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MEDIA RELEASE: Welcome relief on pension deeming rates – Council on the Ageing will continue discussions with government on improving the process in future

15 July 2019
Australia’s peak body and leading advocate for older Australians, COTA Australia, said today’s announcement of a reduction in deeming rates used for the age pension income test will be welcome news for over 600,000 part-rate age pensioners.

MEDIA RELEASE: Aged care consumers encouraged to assert their rights as new Aged Care Quality Standards and Charter of Rights commence

30 June 2019
New protections for older Australians receiving aged care services will come into effect tomorrow, and the peak advocacy body for older Australians, COTA Australia, is urging all people receiving aged care not to hesitate when it comes to asserting their rights and making decisions about their care.

MEDIA RELEASE: National Aged Care Alliance commends Labor for indicating its aged care priorities, calls on the Government to announce its plans

14 May 2019
The National Aged Care Alliance (NACA), a coalition of 52 national organisations in aged care, commends Labor for committing to invest in the aged care workforce, however is disappointed by the lack of real and decisive action by both major parties to get aged care right for everyone.  

MEDIA RELEASE: Older Australians in desperate need of care don’t count in either Leader’s vision for Australia’s future, or even the present, while they die waiting.

9 May 2019
The absence of any mention of aged care in last night’s Leader’s Debate is profoundly offensive to the more than 125,000 older Australians, and the more than 1,000,000 members of their families, waiting for a home care package, many of whom die while waiting.